99th Motorised Rifle Division

99-я мотострелковая дивизия

Military Unit: 12848

Activated 1.84 in Ugolnye Kopi, Chukotskiy Autonomous Okrug, from the 23rd independent Motorised Rifle Brigade (activated 1975 from the 414th independent Motorised Rifle Regiment).

Motorised Rifle Division with a rather unusual configuration - four motorised rifle regiments, and most support units were companies instead of battalions. Each motorised rifle regiment were equipped with 30 T-54 and up to 100 MT-LB.

Organisation 1988:

1990 reportedly equipped with 109 T-54B, 9 T-55, 1 BRDM-2, 25 BTR-50PUM, 11 BTS-4, 1033 MT-LBV, 48 ATS-59G, 154 GT-T, 71 GT-SM/MU, 2 MTU-20 and 2 IRM.

29.11.94 renamed 190th independent Motorised Rifle Brigade.

27.9.95 again renamed 99th Motorised Rifle Division.

1.6.99 renamed 3840th Weapons and Equipment Storage Base.

Disbanded 1.12.2002.



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The division was maintained as a Not Ready Division - High-Strength Cadre (US terms: Category III).